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Putin says Russia had to bail out 'brotherly' Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia had offered Ukraine a multi-billion dollar bailout package to steer the neighbouring "brotherly country" out of economic trouble and not to stem pro-EU protests. Duration: 00:39 Dec 19, 2013
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Hornbill festival reflects the traditional and modern face of Nagaland

Kohima, Dec 19 (ANI): The 14th edition of the hornbill festival had a colorful start at Kisama Naga heritage village near the capital of Nagaland. During the festival 16 tribes of Nagaland presented their food, folk dances, music and other arts. The annual festival is celebrated to pay tribute to the hornbill, the most revered bird of the Nagas. It also encourages inter-tribal interaction and promotes the cultural heritage of Nagaland. The aim of this year's festival was also to promote entrepreneurship and attract investment to the state. Domestic and foreign tourists were thrilled to get a feel of the rich Naga culture. As a part of the festival, the Miss Nagaland contest was also held which witnessed the participation of 18 contestants representing every district of the state. Models walked down the ramp in different colourful outfits. Benjongmela Jamir received the coveted title of Miss Nagaland 2013. Dec 19, 2013
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Government consults law ministry to punish AK Ganguly embroiled in sex scandal

New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec 19 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said that the government had sought assistance from the law department in preparing a Presidential reference for removal of former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, accused of sexually harassing a law intern, from the post of West Bengal Human Right Commission Chairperson. Shinde stated that his ministry had already sent the papers to the law department. Explaining the legal procedures that have to be followed to impeach Ganguly, the chairman of national commission for human rights, K G Balakrishnan, said that he can only be removed after a presidential reference is sent to the apex court. Dec 19, 2013